Six kilometers (3.7 miles) is the average distance a person in a developing country has to walk for clean water. On May 19th, nearly 100 BCCers will be walking (or running) in solidarity with them by participating in a 6K at Lake Padden. Each individual’s registration fee will support clean water projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one of the world’s least-developed countries and a place where the Evangelical Covenant Church has had a significant presence for decades. Our funds will support Covenant Kids Congo, a program administered by World Vision and the ECC.
The key details are as follows:
We will have an abbreviated church service on May 19th (9:30 – 10:30) to leave some extra time for the 6K. (Feel free to wear your 6K participant shirts to the service!)
Following the service, you can make your way to Lake Padden where check-in/registration is occurring.
Park near the Picnic Shelters by the playground/ball fields. Pre-race snacks will be available at check-in.
Participants can begin the 6K as soon as they have checked in.
For those who want to take part in an “official” start, we will begin at 11:45.
Several courses have been plotted depending on the distance you wish to go.
Those completing the full 6K should take between 30 and 90 minutes.
The all-church picnic will begin at 12:15.
Even if you're not participating in the 6k, PLEASE come to the all-church picnic!!
ALL FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED (No need to bring side dishes as previously indicated).
A donation basket will be available to help defray costs of the picnic and to provide a final boost to our overall contribution to the clean water fund.
Even if you’re not registered, you’re welcome to come participate in the festivities, enjoy a picnic lunch and cheer on the runners and walkers.
As of our most recent update, we have raised almost $1,800 of our $3,500 goal. That equates to sustainable, clean water for 36 people! (Last year we raised over $5,000 and would LOVE it if we could top that accomplishment!)
If you’d like to register for the 6K, there’s still time! You can sign yourself by visiting the link below (click on the “Join Our Team” link) or you can even register on the day of the race!
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Bellingham, WA 98226
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